RRSPORT.CO.UK

    Forum   Gallery   Shop   Sponsors
Home > Off Topic > Rant: Corbyn at the Cenotaph
Post Reply  Down to end
Page 2 of 2 <12
 
RRSTDV8



Member Since: 12 Aug 2011
Location: Northamptonshire
Posts: 6155

United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

Tim in Scotland wrote:
it always angers me that the thousands of seamen from the Merchant Fleets rarely if e er get a mention

Agreed Tim. Unsung heroes to a man.

Likewise the "forgotten army" in Burma who fought the Japanese and were basically ignored at the time. 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

Post #570576 Thu Dec 06 2018 2:47pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
LandPhil



Member Since: 10 Feb 2015
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 111

United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Ipanema Sand

Couldn’t agree more as an ex service man. In the first Gulf war there were more medals awarded at a UK American base to 2 USAF squadrons than were awarded to the whole of the RAF. There was a load of s h 1 t over this and now you only have to turn up to get a gong.

Unfortunately history is Full of such injustices and the Merchant Marine and the treatment of the crews of Bomber Command in WW2 are just two.

Post #570607 Thu Dec 06 2018 9:55pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
HughN



Member Since: 10 Sep 2017
Location: West Sussex
Posts: 271

United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Zambezi Silver

Quote:
...and the treatment of the crews of Bomber Command in WW2 are just two


This is quite interesting in that regard - makes it apparent that getting there and back was as much down to luck as anything else.

A chap living near here always wears his chestful of medals on Armed Forces Day (including his Arctic Convoy medal). People treat him deferentially and respectfully (much to my surprise) but there are lots of people out there who deserve that respect every day.

And then there's a friend of mine who was spat at in his face whilst walking through London in his dress uniform...

And then there are the Censored who target people working in the defence industry... "I am never content until I have constructed a model of the subject I am studying. If I succeed in making one, I understand; otherwise I do not" - Lord Kelvin

'06 RRS 2.7 TDV6 HSE
'14 D4 3.0 TDV6 HSE
Disco II Td5 - gone (went to Africa)
Disco I V8 - gone (no engine, brakes or power-steering but towed away by a Suzuki Jimny on a 6ft rope)
Disco I V8 - gone
[Plus two Freelanders I'd rather forget but my wife liked]

Post #570617 Fri Dec 07 2018 8:46am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Post Reply
Post Reply  Back to top
Page 2 of 2 <12
All times are GMT

Jump to  
Previous Topic | Next Topic >
Posting Rules
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



Site Copyright © 2005-2018 Futuranet Ltd & Martin Lewis
RRSPORT.CO.UK RSS Feed - All Forums

Switch to Mobile site